Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

In part one of Jackie's and my discussion of Frank Herbert's Dune, we talked about Herbert's influences, their effects on the story of Dune, and the characters. In part two, we talk about the writing-- down to how certain word choices affect the story. We also talk about the Denis Villeneuve film, due out in … Continue reading Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

Dune: The Book and Its Influences

Earlier in the fall, partly prompted by the then-upcoming Denis Villeneuve film, Jackie at Death by Tsundoku and I decided to embark on a buddy read of the epic science fiction classic, Dune, written by Frank Herbert. It was Jackie's first time reading the book and the I-don't-know-how-many-th time through. We had multiple discussions throughout … Continue reading Dune: The Book and Its Influences

Amnesty: A Discussion

Amnesty (The Amberlough Dossier #3)by Lara Elena DonnellySpeculative384 pagesPublished April, 2019, by Tor Books Over the summer, Jackie at Death by Tsundoku and I did a buddy read of Lara Elena Donnelly's Amberlough Dossier trilogy, which includes Amberlough, Armistice, and Amnesty. We both loved the political intrigue and drama, as well as the complex characters … Continue reading Amnesty: A Discussion

Armistice by Lara Elena Donnelly: A Discussion

Jackie at Death by Tsundoku and I have been buddy reading The Amberlough Dossier, a speculative trilogy by Lara Elena Donnelly that has been described as "James Bond as written by Oscar Wilde". The first book, Amberlough, takes place in the city of Amberlough, a freewheeling city of cutthroat politics and libertine values, where a … Continue reading Armistice by Lara Elena Donnelly: A Discussion